Quote of the Day: Masturbating Fetuses

As Congress debates imposing a 20 week ban on abortion, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) urges banning the procedure at 15 or 16 weeks. Why, you ask? Because, simply put, fetuses like to jerk off. And how could we deny them of that god-given right? Burgess, who was also an OB/GYN said:

“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful… They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?”

There is so much to unpack here. First of all, I’m kind of impressed a Republican from Texas would publicly approve of masturbation. I mean, some of them have campaigned against the sin. I would think the fact that a fetus masturbates would turn a conservative Republican into a pro-abortion fiend! I also appreciate that he specifies that it’s the male fetuses who engage in the activity. It’s certainly not very lady like for a female fetus to do it, which is probably why Burgess has only observed the males.

You can check out the video, posted by AmericaBlog.

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One Comment

  1. Posted June 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    lol – the idea that male fetuses but NEVER a lady fetus!) masturbate for pleasure at 15 weeks… is just… wow…

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